Giuliani On Gun Control

Obviously this old youtube clip is relevant given the current primaries and Giuliani arguing that he supports gun ownership, but the reason for linking to this is that Giuliani is making the old argument about treating gun ownership like we treat cars. In fact, if we had the same rules for guns that we have for cars, we would be deregulating gun ownership. The reason is simple. You don't need a license to own a car on your own property. The various regulations on cars only apply once you take the car off of your property, but once you meet those regulations you can take your car anyplace in the United States. If guns were treated similarly, there would be no regulations, no licensing, no safety requirements as long as you kept the gun on your property. (By the way, you can transport a car off of your property, but you just can't drive it without the license.) The driver's license would be like a right-to-carry permit, but if the permit was like the driver's license, once you got it you would be able to take your gun with you any place in the US.

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Anonymous DonWorsham said...

The only place you couldn't go would be where it was posted "No Parking".

1/02/2008 8:05 AM  
Blogger Rail Claimore said...

I love the car comparison because it's the most glaring way to show how little the gun-control crowd knows about existing laws. They simply have a blind distaste/hatred for all guns, period.

1/02/2008 11:07 AM  
Anonymous David said...

This is the best response to the "treat guns like cars" I have seen. I usually respond that owning/driving a car is not a constitutionally protected right but this is much more effective (and should drive the antis nuts).

1/03/2008 9:50 AM  

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